It’s official: road safety is an issue of inequality
Our new research for National Walking Month and Road Safety Week 2021 reveals that pedestrians who live in deprived areas are more than twice as likely to be killed or injured on our roads than those in non-deprived areas.
And the ratio is three-times higher for non-white pedestrians.
This is a scandal, and that’s why Living Streets is demanding road safety equality.
If you agree, we want you with us.
You can help us speak up for streets for everyone by becoming a Living Streets Member today.
Britain’s poorest people and people from ethnic minority groups already bear the brunt of traffic congestion and air pollution.
Now our important new report reveals that they are also more likely to be a casualty on Britain’s dangerous roads.
Join Living Streets and help us fight for safer streets for all by:
- the adoption of a nationwide Vision Zero strategy - a target of zero deaths and serious injuries, by 2030.
- calling for more research into what’s behind these worrying statistics.
- backing a UK-wide approach to implementing low-traffic measures that focuses on equity and targets areas with highest incidence of road collisions.
Zebra crossings. Urban speed limits. The driving test. These major achievements wouldn’t have happened without Living Streets members. We need more members now to make an even bigger change. Walk with us!
Small steps = big outcomes
£1 invested in our schools work delivers £5 in health, air quality, carbon and traffic reduction benefits.
Living Streets Scotland’s pavement parking campaign
In 2019 the Scottish Government banned pavement parking across the country, after a long campaign from Living Streets Scotland. Scotland is the first place in the UK outside London to tackle the issue pavement parking, helping to make pavements safe and accessible for all users.
Volunteer campaign success
After work from London Living Streets Local Group a programme of wait time reviews was included in TfL’s Walking Action Plan to cover all the signalised crossings in London.
20mph speed limit in Wales
Living Streets Cymru was a key part of the Welsh Government task force group that made recommendations for a default 20mph speed limit for residential roads in Wales. As a result, eight locations in Wales are trailing default 20mph roads this summer ahead of government plans for a national roll out in 2023.
None of this would have been possible without the campaigning of Living Streets members since the organisation was founded in 1929. Join us.